Two-headed porpoise discovered: Have you ever seen this creature with two fully grown heads?
A dolphin two strange heads was discovered by the fishermen of the coast of the Netherlands.
The fishermen were surprised to see the creature, which was later identified as a porpoise (Phocoena phocoena).
The porpoise has two fully grown heads and a body, which was described as part of twinning or parapagus désalphinus.
Researchers called the extremely rare creature that male porpoises are just the known case 10 of binoculars ensemble in cetaceans. This group of animals also includes whales and dolphins.
“The anatomy of cetaceans is different different terrestrial mammals and adaptations to live in the sea like a mammal.
It is not widely known, “says Erwin Kompanje Medical Center of Erasmus MC University in Rotterdam, and one of the authors of the article describing the discovery. Adding an additional nine known exemplary cases brings more knowledge about this. ”
The porpoise was probably already dead when he was captured. The fishermen soon returned the twins to the ocean.
However, you click on a series of images of the creature for the investigation. They returned to the ocean because they thought it would be illegal to keep.
According to Kompanje, researchers will not be able to directly look at MASOPA as it has been lost in the ocean, but the images may help.
Kompanje said the dolphin died shortly after death, because the tail was not rigid, a necessary factor for newborn dolphins can swim.
A flat dorsal fin was another age sign and should be turned vertically after entering the ocean water. In addition, the hair on the creature’s upper lips should fall shortly after birth.
“Normal twins are extremely rare in cetaceans,” adds Kompanje. “There simply is not enough space in the woman’s body to give up more than one fetus.”
Most binoculars may go unnoticed by science because of the large size of our oceans.
“Conjugated cuff links are more common than the 10 cases we know now, but we will not ignore them because they are born in the sea and never found,” Kompanje said.